As a small group of local pilots watched the airshow at Oshkosh we began discussing the many challenges we have all faced with our aviation journey. Aircraft ownership was not practical or not possible for many of us. Renting aircraft didn’t suit us well either, and many traveled outside the immediate local area to find something that meets their needs. We decided to investigate a flying club and determine if we could develop a cost structure that would be attractive to many people. Bakalar Flying Club, Inc. was officially formed on August 28th, 2017.
Members are an equal share owner in the club assets. We have nothing in the by-laws that limits the number of members, we do intend to maintain good aircraft availability for our members. The Board of Directors monitors the usage and listens to the feedback of the members and determines the appropriate levels.
We have a diverse membership population. From student pilots to veteran corporate pilots with thousands of hours, we welcome anyone with an interest in aviation.
We are a non-profit corporation with a Board of Directors that is elected by the members. Current members of the board are:
- President – Brad Moore
- Vice President – Eric Fay
- Maintenance & Safety Director – Brad Stinebring
- Treasurer – Gautam Desai
- Secretary – Michael Cole
For more information on the structure of the club check out our by-laws.